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Man busted at border with $420K in cash

Man busted at border with $420K in cash

Border agents in Nogales found $420,000 in cash hidden in a car being driven from Arizona into Sonora, Mexico.

14 hours ago
Border Busts

Border Busts

On the evening of Aug. 10, 2014, border officers at the Nogales port searched a GMC SUV driven by a 20-year-old Tucson man and found two packages of heroin, weighing nearly 3 pounds; more than half-a-pound of cocaine; and 25 packages of meth weighing nearly 37 pounds. The combined value of t…

August 16, 2014 5:37 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers made two pot busts Aug. 9, 2014, that totaled almost $90,000. They found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana within the backseat of a Chevrolet truck driven by a 32-year-old Mexican man. And they found more than 98 pounds of marijuana under the bed of a Ford truck driven by a 25-ye…

August 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 9, 2014, arrested a 37-year-old Mexican woman when a drug dog detected narcotics in the suitcases she was carrying across the border. Inside officers found almost $98,000 worth of heroin in the lining.

August 16, 2014 5:31 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 9, 2014, arrested a 39-year-old Mexican man after a drug dog sniffed out 32 pounds of meth worth $96,000 hidden in his Toyota sedan.

August 16, 2014 5:29 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 8, 2014, a 30-year-old Mexican woman tried to cross the border and officers found more than 4 pounds of meth hidden in the crotch of her clothing. The drugs were worth $12,500.

August 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 8, 2014, found 36 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $108,000 and nearly 7 pounds of heroin worth more than $98,500 inside the backseats of an Oldsmobile SUV driven by a 20-year-old man from Mexico.

August 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Ramon Conrado Vasquez-Villa, 61, of Coolidge, and 27-year-old Lynda Mara Villa Verdugo, of Mesa, were arrested Aug. 11, 2014, at the Port of Lukeville when officers found 113 pounds of marijuana in their GMC truck. The drugs were worth an estimated $56,000.

August 15, 2014 6:48 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 11, 2014, at the Nogales port of entry, border officers referred a 49-year-old of Nogales, Sonora, man for further inspection of his Nissan SUV. Again, a drug dog alerted and officers found more than 22 pounds of cocaine worth about $231,000. The drugs were in a non-factory compartme…

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Officers at the Nogales port, on Aug. 11, 2014, stopped a Toyota sedan driven by a 68-year-old Nogales, Arizona, man and a drug dog hit on a hidden compartment between the front seats. Inside, officers found more than 14 pounds of meth valued in excess of $42,000.

August 15, 2014 6:43 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 12, 2014, border officers referred a 32-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Nissan sedan. A drug dog alerted to the flooring of the vehicle where officers found 20 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 139 pounds and worth about $69,000.

August 15, 2014 6:41 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

A drug-sniffing dog, on Aug. 12, 2014, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 6:40 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

A drug-sniffing dog, on Aug. 12, 2014, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 6:38 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 13, 2014, Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the…

August 15, 2014 6:35 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 13, 2014, Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the…

August 15, 2014 6:32 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Last Friday a 30-year-old Mexican woman tried to cross the border and officers found more than 4 pounds of meth hidden in the crotch of her clothing. The drugs were worth $12,500.

August 15, 2014 6:08 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Last Friday officers found 36 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $108,000 and nearly 7 pounds of heroin worth more than $98,500 inside the backseats of an Oldsmobile SUV driven by a 20-year-old man from Mexico.

August 15, 2014 6:11 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

They found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana within the backseat of a Chevrolet truck driven by a 32-year-old Mexican man. And they found more than 98 pounds of marijuana under the bed of a Ford truck driven by a 25-year-old Mexican man.

August 15, 2014 6:04 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Officers also arrested a 37-year-old Mexican woman, Saturday, when a drug dog detected narcotics in the suitcases she was carrying across the border. Inside officers found almost $98,000 worth of heroin.

August 15, 2014 6:02 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Saturday border officers arrested a 39-year-old Mexican man after a drug dog sniffed out 32 pounds of meth worth $96,000 hidden in his Toyota sedan.

August 15, 2014 5:59 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Sunday evening, officers at the Nogales port searched a GMC SUV driven by a 20-year-old Tucson man and found two packages of heroin, weighing nearly 3 pounds; more than half-a-pound of cocaine; and 25 packages of meth weighing nearly 37 pounds. The combined value of the drugs was more than $160,000.

August 15, 2014 5:56 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

On Monday officers referred a 49-year-old of Nogales, Sonora, man for further inspection of his Nissan SUV. Again, a drug dog alerted and officers found more than 22 pounds of cocaine worth about $231,000. The drugs were in a non-factory compartment behind the vehicle’s airbag. Officers also…

August 15, 2014 5:44 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

On Monday, Ramon Conrado Vasquez-Villa, 61, of Coolidge, and 27-year-old Lynda Mara Villa Verdugo, of Mesa, were arrested at the Port of Lukeville when officers found 113 pounds of marijuana in their GMC truck. The drugs were worth an estimated $56,000.

August 15, 2014 5:46 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Later, on Tuesday, officers referred a 32-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Nissan sedan. A drug dog alerted to the flooring of the vehicle where officers found 20 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 139 pounds and worth about $69,000.

August 15, 2014 5:39 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

A drug-sniffing dog found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 5:38 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Officers at the Nogales port stopped a Toyota sedan driven by a 68-year-old Nogales, Arizona, man and a drug dog hit on a hidden compartment between the front seats. Inside, officers found more than 14 pounds of meth valued in excess of $42,000.

August 15, 2014 5:41 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

A drug-sniffing dog, on Tuesday, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 5:35 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Wednesday Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the Oldsmob…

August 15, 2014 5:33 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Wednesday Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States.

August 15, 2014 5:32 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

At the San Luis port Aug. 6, 2014, a 31-year-old U.S. citizen living in Mexico was arrested trying to smuggle six pounds of meth worth $18,000 into the U.S at the San Luis port of entry.

August 08, 2014 10:18 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border agents found almost 39 pounds of methamphetamine nearly eight pounds of cocaine in the rear quarter panels of a pickup truck trying to cross at the Nogales port of entry Aug. 6, 2014.

August 08, 2014 10:16 am
2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

Border officers found $18,000 worth of methamphetamine in the engine compartment of a sedan trying to cross at the San Luis port of entry Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 10:07 am
2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

Border officers found almost 39 pounds of methamphetamine eight pounds of cocaine in the rear quarter panels of a truck trying to cross the border at Nogales Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 9:53 am
2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

Border officers found eight pounds of cocaine and almost 39 pounds of meth hidden in the rear quarter panels of a pickup truck trying to cross at the Nogales port Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 9:47 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers found nearly 19 pounds of meth, worth close to $57,000 Aug. 2, 2014, in the rear quarter panel of a Ford sedan driven by a 23-year-old woman from Mexico.

August 07, 2014 11:13 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Friday night, Aug. 1, 2014, a narcotics dog alerted to drugs in a Dodge sedan driven by a 21-year-old woman from Mexico. Officers found more than 11.5 pounds of heroin worth in excess of $162,000 in the oil pan.

August 07, 2014 11:12 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 25-year-old Tucson woman driving a Chevrolet truck was stopped for inspection Aug. 1, 2014, at the Nogales port of entry. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out 22 packages containing $91,000 worth of meth and five packages with more than $135,700 worth of cocaine hidden in the seats of the truck.

August 07, 2014 11:11 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A drug-sniffing dog, Aug. 1, 2014, detected narcotics in a Ford SUV driven by a 42-year-old man from Mexico. Officers found 11 packages of cocaine, weighing a total of 27.5 pounds, under the rear seats. The drugs had an estimated value exceeding $288,000.

August 07, 2014 11:09 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 33-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, was stopped Aug. 1, 2014, while trying to walk across the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched her and found in her possession more than six pounds of heroin worth nearly $87,000.

August 07, 2014 11:08 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A woman from Mexico was arrested Aug 5, 2014, at the Nogales port of entry trying to smuggle six pounds of heroin in her girdle. The drugs were worth $86,000.

August 07, 2014 10:58 am
Woman hides 6 pounds of heroin in her girdle

Woman hides 6 pounds of heroin in her girdle

A woman was arrested Tuesday for trying to smuggle six pounds of heroin across the Nogales border in her girdle. The drugs had a street value of $86,000.

August 07, 2014 10:46 am
$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

Saturday officers found nearly 19 pounds of meth, worth close to $57,000, in the rear quarter panel of a Ford sedan driven by a 23-year-old woman from Mexico.

August 06, 2014 2:57 pm
$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

Friday night a narcotics dog alerted to drugs in a Dodge sedan driven by a 21-year-old woman from Mexico. Officers found more than 11.5 pounds of heroin worth in excess of $162,000 in the oil pan.

August 06, 2014 2:56 pm
$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

A 25-year-old Tucson woman driving a Chevrolet truck was stopped for inspection Friday at the Nogales port of entry. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out 22 packages containing $91,000 worth of meth and five packages with more than $135,700 worth of cocaine hidden in the seats of the truck.

August 06, 2014 2:54 pm
$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

A 33-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, was stopped Friday while trying to walk across the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched her and found in her possession more than six pounds of heroin worth nearly $87,000.

August 06, 2014 2:50 pm
$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

$821K worth of drugs seized in 2 days

A drug-sniffing dog, Friday, detected narcotics in a Ford SUV driven by a 42-year-old man from Mexico. Officers found 11 packages of cocaine, weighing a total of 27.5 pounds, under the rear seats. The drugs had an estimated value exceeding $288,000.

August 06, 2014 2:52 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Customs and Border Protection officers busted two meth smugglers in separate incidents at the Port of Nogales July 26, 2014. More than 12 pounds, are worth an estimated $36,000, was found in a Dodge pickup truck driven by Obed Jese Perez-Alejandre, 36, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. At about th…

August 06, 2014 2:33 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Customs and Border Protection officers busted two meth smugglers in separate incidents at the Port of Nogales July 26, 2014. More than 12 pounds, are worth an estimated $36,000, was found in a Dodge pickup truck driven by Obed Jese Perez-Alejandre, 36, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. At about th…

August 06, 2014 2:32 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Customs and Border Protection officers busted two meth smugglers in separate incidents at the Port of Nogales July 26, 2014. More than 12 pounds, are worth an estimated $36,000, was found in a Dodge pickup truck driven by Obed Jese Perez-Alejandre, 36, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. At about th…

August 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing July 28, 2014, referred Christian Ortiz, 31, a U.S. citizen living in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for a further search of his Chevrolet truck. During the search, a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle’s front and back seats whe…

August 06, 2014 2:22 pm

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